It's no secret that the Los Angeles Clippers have been wanting to improve the depth of their roster, after falling short of the NBA Playoffs in their first round exit, courtesy of the Portland Trailblazers. Now there are rumors circling around the league that the Clippers are targeting All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson, of the Golden State Warriors.
With buzz going around the NBA that the Los Angeles Clipper's star power forward, Blake Griffin, might be traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to Hoops Hype, the Clippers are looking for some much needed firepower. Klay Thompson, who has already won an NBA championship with the Warriors, could be the solution.
Klay Thompson, the other half of the "Splash Brothers" along with Stephen Curry, played a major part in the Golden State Warriors' record setting run during the 2015-2016 NBA season, finishing with the league's all-time best record with 73 wins. The record was previously held by the legendary 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls team with 72 wins.
Over the summer, the Golden State Warriors have acquired former MVP Kevin Durant, in a trade that shook the entire NBA. With Durant's transfer to the Warriors, there have been questions regarding Klay Thompson's role in the Warrior rotation. According to Yahoo! Sports,Thompson says that he's "been hearing it on every stop", after being asked often about how Kevin Durant's arrival will affect his play.
Kevin Durant, during one of Team USA's practices, told The Vertical that his arrival shouldn't ruin the team's playing style, and that the team's players, especially Thompson, should play like themselves, saying "We don't want him to change. The games dictate where the shots come from. I may shoot 12 shots one night; Klay may shoot eight or nine shots one night, and Steph may shoot 25 shots one night. And it could be a different flow another night."
Neither Klay Thompson nor the Los Angeles Clippers has confirmed the rumors to be true. Thompson, along with Team USA's men's basketball team, is currently striving for another gold medal in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
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